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I have been struggling with finishing this project for a while. Most of the hard work is done.

The front '58 Ford clip came from an original 3 in 1 annual kit. Maybe it was a waste of a rare model, but I find matching plastic to plastic easier. This is the white parts.

The Ranchero body is the old Revell which actually was a Country Squire kit when the tool was first created. For that reason, the doors on the Ranchero are two short since it is one of two doors on each side. Revell didn't take account the fact that the front two doors on a four door car are not the same as a two door car. So, the roof is too short.

The red parts are from another Ranchero kit I robbed to stretch the Roof on the blue Ranchero body. I need to scribe new door lines and make new door handles.

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Interesting project! I learned something new as I have this kit (never touched), and never paid attention to the body being too short.

Now if Revell can only whip up a NEW tool '57 Ranchero.........all may be right with the world!

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The overall body length is okay. The roof is too short by the amount in red.

I started this project before the new Revell '57 was released. The remedy of the short roof and door of the Revell Ranchero could possibly done by marrying the new Revell '57 with the old Ranchero kit. I have to continue on with my work as it sits, but I might build another Ranchero using the new kit.

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I wrote Revell about releasing a new tool 57 Ranchero, their reply was "keep watching"

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Great work on blending those parts B)

I believe Mr Hamilton has done a conversion using the new revell body

mike

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Bob,

That is looking great. I was going to do the same thing with an old glue-bomb old tool Ranchero. When Revell brought out the new tool '57Ford, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to do it as a Ranchero. I have several of the kits, and have yet to build one stock.

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